OBJECTIVES: to determine HIV testing prevalence during antenatal care and hospital admission for delivery and identify factors associated to pregnant women testing and results delivery. METHODS: a descriptive study comprised of 400 puerperal women seen at the Women Care Center of Instituto Materno Infantil Professor Fernando Figueira, IMIP. RESULTS: one hundred and fifty four (38.5%) women were admitted for delivery without having received the results of the anti-HIV test. One hundred and thirty four women (87.0%) had been prescribed a "fast HIV test" but only 130 were tested (84.5%). The following was determined: the number of antenatal medical visits ((p<0,001), the number of professionals providing antenatal care and education level (p=0,006) were significantly associated to anti-HIV testing during antenatal care, but not with results delivery. Counseling and test access during antenatal care and hospital admission for delivery were significantly associated to anti-HIV testing during antenatal care as well. CONCLUSIONS: anti-HIV testing prevalence during antenatal care and/or screening was satisfactory in quantitative terms, however, results delivery during antenatal care, admission for delivery, and post-test counseling fell short of recommendations.
Prenatal care; Disease transmission vertical; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Cross-sectional studies